Role and responsibilities:

  • To help build and lead an ecology team within our Environmental Department
  • To attend site to carry out ecology/PEA surveys to specified standard  PEA and ESR Reports in accordance with Network Rail standards
  • To be an integral part of the planning process by liaising with LLFA, IDB, EA and Natural England regarding water course consenting and licences
  • To create site specific environmental Risk Assessments
  • To attend site and carry out watching briefs
  • To want to make a difference
  • Provide ecology advice and support to project managers and works delivery teams
  • Draft and check protected species management plans
  • Write toolbox talks and lead environmental discussions on site
  • Investigate environmental incidents
  • Maintain records
  • Liaise with project managers and clients staff to plan and implement environmental protection measures
  • Habitat surveys and biodiversity scoring
  • Develop plans to deliver net biodiversity gain on project sites

Skills required:

  • Associate Member of CIEEM, working towards Chartered
  • Relevant degree desirable but not essential
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Railway experience desirable but not essential as full training will be given
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience


This position will be a hybrid role, with a mixture of working from the Bamber Bridge Office, from home and on site where required

QTS is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identify or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age.